SCLGA News Archives

SCLGA Competitions – Spaces Available in the Spring Rumble & Seniors Meeting

We still have spaces available in our Spring Rumble on Monday 10th May at Worthing (Vardon Course).  It’s open to all Sussex ladies with a maximum handicap index limit 36.4. The format is all Stableford scores to count on Par 3s, 2 scores on par 4s and 1 score on the par 5s; with no team including more than one home club player.


Click here for the Spring Rumble Entry Form.

The Seniors Meeting at Piltdown is always a popular competition and we have spaces to fill this year. It’s on Thursday 8th July for players aged 50 and over with a handicap index limit of 18.4. The morning round is 18 Holes Stableford and the afternoon is 12 Holes Stableford Foursomes. The Entry Fee is £40 per person to include a sandwich lunch.

Click here for the Seniors Entry Form.

As with all our events this year, there will be no meal after the competition, nor a prize-giving – so pay, play and leave! Easy. 



Seniors’ Waltz at Haywards Heath in July!

Golf is back (hooray), the sun is shining, why not enter one of our SCLGA “fun” competitions – the Seniors’ Waltz on Thursday 15th July?

Designed for the over 50s with a handicap index limit of 36.4 or less, it’s for teams of 3 with 1 Stableford score to count on the 1st hole, 2 scores to count on the 2nd hole, 3 scores to count on the 3rd hole then back to 1 score to count on 4th hole and carrying on in this format for the remaining holes.  Our rules also stipulate that no team can include more than one home club player.

The entry fee is just £30 per person and includes takeaway coffee and a snack on arrival.

Please note that the entry fee to this competition does not include a meal. Competitors will be able to order refreshments, if they wish, directly from the Club. There will be no prize presentation on the day.

Seniors Waltz Entry Form 2021

In order to eliminate Covid-19 risk for the organiser, we ask that the form is returned to Janis Kinnear by email to:


Communications Director Vacancy Now Closed

The deadline of 31st March for applying for the Communications Director role has now passed.  We have one very able applicant, Celine Graciat a member of Dyke Golf Club, so Celine will be elected unopposed for this position at our AGM in November.

Celine will be working closely with Jacs Marlio our current Communications Director over the rest of this year to ensure a smooth transition for next year.



Prue Riddiford Bowmaker Nearly Full

Many of you will have returned to golf this week and hopefully allowed you to organise your golf diary with some of the SCLGA events in mind!  The Prue Riddiford Bowmaker is always a popular, fun event and generally fills up quickly.

This year it’s on 23rd September at Mannings Heath.  We have secured a few extra tee times but if you’re keen to enter a team, please submit your entry to the organiser, Bali Bassan, as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Prue Riddiford Bowmaker Entry Form 2021


Back to Golf!

With less than 24 hours to go, we wish everyone who has managed to get a tee time on Monday 29th March the very best of luck with that first drive!

Many of you haven’t hit a ball since golf courses closed on 4th January, so swings could be rather rusty.  Gear up today by sorting out your golf bag, clean your clubs, and ensure you’ve plenty of spare golf balls.  Make sure you get to the club in time to have a practice swing and a few putts.

Lots of work has gone on behind the scenes at clubs to have them ready but please remember the “Play Safe, Stay Safe” England Golf guidance. We must do everything to make sure this is our last lockdown and golf courses remain open for the remainder of the season.

Good luck all!


Junior Girls’ Summer Coaching – all ages & abilities welcome

In order to make the most of the golfing season, we have organised 4 coaching sessions for the Junior Girls. All ages and abilities are very welcome at Mid-Sussex Golf Club. The dates are:

SATURDAY 1st and 29th May

SATURDAY 19th June

SATURDAY 17th July

Session times: 10am to 12mid-day, featuring indoor coaching & on course practice.
Total cost: £10.00 per session.

Summer Coaching Application Form – 2021


Junior Girls’ Pathway into Golf

At the recent Delegates Zoom Meeting, Louise Simmons (Junior Golf Director) highlighted the work undertaken by the Junior Committee alongside Sussex County Coach, Rob Chruszcz, to nurture and support the junior girls on their golfing journey.

The pathway into junior golf nowadays has moved on a pace with an excellent and well structured development plan which allows Louise, Sussex Coaches and Pros to identify new girls and their path into the game from grass roots coaching through to England Golf regional tuition, and some into US tutoring.

The basic options available are:

GIRLS GOLF ROCKS: Sussex continues to offer Girls Golf Rocks at selected clubs – this is aimed at girls aged between 5 and 14 years of age, as a fun introduction to the game of golf. For more information click on this link Girls Golf Rocks

PARTICIPATION LEVEL:  Rob Chruszcz runs this program at Rustington Golf – it’s targeted towards girls between the age of 7 and 12 who have a grasp of the game and might be showing early potential.  Contact Louise Simmons for more information here.

ACADEMY COACHING: We are working with selected Coaches who in the past offered coaching for boys only….we have firmly established a place for girls here, and this can be a great stepping stone to the Sussex County squad.  Last year 5 girls were invited to the Academy and this year the number has increased to 11 girls.  England Golf help fund this academy for under 14 year olds.

COUNTY SQUAD: Our county squad remains steady, with 3 new girls joining us this season:  Lottie Peter – Nevill;  Ruby Fisher – Chartham Park; Millie Lynsdale-Nock – Horsham………there are 11 girls in total from around the County.

AGENCIES FOR USA PLACEMENT:  Many of our county squad choose to aim for a scholarship to an American college to further their golfing journeys…..we can help guide candidates towards suitable placement agencies to support their goals.

GIRLS ONLY COACHING: We are also committed to offering girls’ only coaching to any level player…..these will be advertised on the SCLGA website and SCLGA social media sites. Dates and venues will be available soon.

Last year gave the Junior Section of the SCLGA a fabulous opportunity to locate and invite more girls to play their first ever rounds of competitive golf amongst likeminded individuals within our county.  We know that some girls struggle to find female playing companions when there are so few at a given golf club, so we are endeavouring to get them all on a communication system at an early age where they can locate and connect with other golfing girls within Sussex.

If you want to know more about Sussex Junior Golf and the pathways on offer, then Louise Simmons would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact her either by phone 01424 772107 or 07590 848720, or email here.


Millie Lynsdale-Nock Wins a Hero’s Handshake Award

By way of an explanation, the ‘Hero’s Handshake’ Award recognises young people in golf who show commitment and dedication to the game and who help support others by promoting a positive image of the sport.  The project has been key in recognising young people in golf who are doing amazing things to help grow the game and highlight the positive impact it can have on people’s lives!

Congratulations to Millie Lynsdale-Nock, a member of the Junior County Squad and a member of Horsham Golf Club, who won 1 of the 6 awards last year for remaining a positive force during lockdown by keeping fellow golf club members entertained and providing them with off course home golfing challenges. At only 12 this is a terrific achievement and an innovative idea for someone so young!

She said “I was completely shocked to receive the Hero’s Handshake award. In the first lockdown, I wanted to do something positive and fun to keep improving my golf skills. I had a new Instagram account so it seemed like the perfect thing to do: fun games you can play even in a small space. I felt honoured when the award was announced and really proud to promote a game I love so much.”

Well done Millie.